Annonce des récipiendaires des bourses d’études de l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B.
L'Union nationale des fermiers au NB est heureuse de formellement annoncer les récipiendaires de la Bourse d'études 2015 de l'UNF-NB et de la Bourse d'études commémorative David Frost remises à des diplômés des écoles secondaires du Nouveau-Brunswick qui poursuivent une éducation en agriculture ou dans un sujet connexe. Read more
National Farmers Union in NB Scholarship Recipients Announced
The National Farmers Union in NB is pleased to formally announce the winners of the 2015 NFU-NB Scholarship and David Frost Memorial Scholarship, awarded to NB high school graduates pursuing an education in agriculture or a related field. Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, Harold Culberson, of Waterville, Carleton County, made the announcement at the National Farmers Union Region 1 Annual Convention on August 11, 2015. Jacob Tjibbe van Roeden of Gordonsville is the recipient of the $1000 NFU-NB Scholarship for the daughter or son of an NFU-NB member entering a degree program. Read more
Manitoba National Farmers Union Convention set for July 11, 2015
(June 17, 2015) PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – National Farmers Union (NFU) Region 5 (Manitoba) will host a discussion with farmers who direct market and producers involved in Supply Management at their 2015 Convention on July 11 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. The theme of this year's convention is "Connecting our Farms". "We're inviting a variety of stakeholders to put their heads together and come up with solutions to move agriculture forward," said Ian Robson, Manitoba NFU Coordinator. "Supply Management has kept families on the farm for over four decades. At the same time there has been positive growth in the local food movement, which has created more interest and opportunities for direct to market farms. Discussing how these farm types fit together in the bigger picture of the farm movement is vital at this time. Read more
G7 food initiative driving hunger in African countries, say global civil society groups
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanDéclaration</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanen francais</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies met in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition on June 3, 2015. Read more
Support needed for new young farmers
(Wednesday, May 27, 2015) - The average age of farmers in NB according to the 2011 Census of Agriculture is 55.5 years. The total number of farms in NB dropped nearly 6% between 2006 and 2011. In a province where nearly all of the food consumed in the province is imported, supporting the next generation of farmers is essential for food security and the economic stability of our province, according to the National Farmers Union in NB. Read more
Il faut appuyer nos nouveaux jeunes fermiers
(le 27 mai, 2015) - L'âge moyen des fermiers au Nouveau-Brunswick, selon le recensement de l'agriculture en 2011, est de 55,5 ans. Le nombre total de fermes dans la province a chuté de près de 6 % entre 2006 et 2011. Dans une province où presque toute la nourriture consommée est importée, il est essentiel d'appuyer la prochaine génération de fermiers pour assurer la sécurité alimentaire et la stabilité économique de notre province, selon l’Union nationale des fermiers au N.-B. Read more
No to CETA, TTIP says La Via Campesina
On both side of the Atlantic, peasants, farmers, farm and rural workers refuse free trade policies. We maintain that CETA, the TTIP, TPP and related agreements are unnecessary for trade between countries, and that these agreements will limit the ability of elected governments to make laws, regulations, policies and programs in the interest of the public, farmers Read more
International Day of Peasant Struggle commemorated with statement against UPOV ’91
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span(April 17, 2015)-</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span The National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Union Paysanne (UP) are marking April 17, 2015, the International Day of Peasant Struggle[*] by joining with other Canadian organizations in denouncing the recent passing of Bill C-18, the <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanAgricultural Growth Act</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span, and calling on the Government of Canada to reverse recent changes to the <em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanPlant Breeders Rights Act</em<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span that put Canada under the UPOV ’91 regime. Read more
A champion for women in farming recognized for her work
A champion for women in farming recognized for her work, Betty Brown, long standing member of the National Farmers Union in New Brunswick, was recognized for her commitment and dedication to the NFU at the 2014 National Convention. Read more
NFU 45th National Convention elects Jan Slomp by acclamation
<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</spanNovember 29, 2014, Saskatoon</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span<strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span, SK -</strong<span class="nfu nfu-angle-double-right"</span Jan Slomp of Rimby, Alberta was returned as President of the National Farmers Union (NFU), elected by acclamation at its 45th annual National Convention held in Saskatoon, November 27 to 29, 2014. Also elected by acclamation were: - Ann Slater of St Marys, Ontario as NFU 1st Vice-President (Policy). - Glenn Tait of Meota, Saskatchewan as NFU 2nd Vice-President (Operations). - Coral Sproule of Perth, Ontario as NFU Women’s President. - Kathleen Charpentier of Castor, Albert as NFU Women& Read more
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